1. Carpet Cleaning Removes Dust, Dirt, and Other Pollutants
Everyday dust and dirt are just the beginning of the pollutants that can get trapped in carpet fibers and ultimately cause a host of health problems. Pet dander, insects, mites, and a variety of allergens can all build up in carpets. Dust mites are microscopic, making it nearly impossible to tell if they’re present even after vacuuming. Professional cleaning can remove deeply embedded bacteria and other harmful pollutants that can increase allergy symptoms and make existing breathing conditions worse.
2. Carpet Cleaning Can Help Prevent the Growth of Mold
Mold and mildew growth in carpeting can cause health problems. This can be even more of a problem in high humidity areas and during the summer when the air tends to be moist. Mold and fungus can be even bigger problems on carpeting that is in or near kitchens and bathrooms. Bathroom carpets in particular tend to be damp and produce an ideal environment for mold growth. Excessive mold growth in the home can contribute to a variety of health conditions including nasal problems, frequent coughing, rashes, and eye irritations. Professional carpet cleaners can use high-powered drying equipment that will not only clean the carpets but dry them quickly.
3. Carpet Cleaning Can Improve Overall Air Quality in the Home
Many people may not realize just how important clean carpets are to the overall air quality in a home. Some studies have suggested that the air quality inside of the home may in many instances be worse than outside. While vacuuming can remove dirt from the surface of the carpet, professional cleaning is needed to get down deep into the fibers of the carpeting. Individuals who suffer from asthma or other breathing conditions are especially susceptible to poor air quality in the home. Even people who suffer from skin conditions are likely to benefit from the cleaner air that will result from having carpets professionally cleaned.
To make the most of these health benefits make sure to keep your carpets cleaned on a regular schedule by trained professionals. Carpet cleanings should be done more frequently in homes that have pets or small children.